Secret Star (Stars of Mithra Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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He was standing face-to-face with a dead woman...and she was holding a gun. Lieutenant Seth Buchanan's homicide investigation--and his heart--were thrown into turmoil when Grace Fontaine turned up very much alive--and in possession of one of the huge blue diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra.

The cool, controlled cop never let his feelings get in the way of his job, and everything he knew about the notorious heiress told him she was poison. But in her irresistible presence, it...

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Secret Star (Stars of Mithra Series #3)

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Overview


He was standing face-to-face with a dead woman...and she was holding a gun. Lieutenant Seth Buchanan's homicide investigation--and his heart--were thrown into turmoil when Grace Fontaine turned up very much alive--and in possession of one of the huge blue diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra.

The cool, controlled cop never let his feelings get in the way of his job, and everything he knew about the notorious heiress told him she was poison. But in her irresistible presence, it was hard to remember there was any mystery more important to solve than that of Grace herself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459213159
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Stars of Mithra Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 47,106
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author



New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts is "a word artist, painting her story and characters with vitality and verve," according to the Los Angeles Daily News. She has published over a hundred forty novels, and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in Good Housekeeping, and has been translated into over twenty-five different languages and published all over the world.

In addition to her amazing success in mainstream, Nora has a large and loyal category romance audience, which took her to their hearts in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette Romance novel.

With over 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide and a total of 102 New York Times bestsellers as of 2003, 29 of them reaching #1, she is truly a publishing phenomenon.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent Read

    As a Nora Roberts's fan I enjoyed this book very much. I just love the series. It has a story that will keep you entertained for hours.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2001

    A Great starter for a trilogy

    This book was wonderful. The plot was so good because of Bailey not remembering anything and just coming into Cades office. This book is so good and I cant wait to read the other 2 to see what happens to all the three girls and their love lifes and all the twists and turns that each of their lives take.I would reccommend this set to anyone

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Love

    I just have to put that out there why in hell are you having a conversation here gosh i hate peploe like that but what the f well yeah love the 2 first books!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Best

    This was the best of the three stars series. I loved Seth. I did not like Grace as well as I did Baily and M.J. There was a better plot to the ending of this series. Highly recomend all three books. Nora Roberts has done it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Dan to aliciann

    I wanna be ur se x slave

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Drake

    I breathe heavily kissing your neck

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Aliciann to dan & drake

    TO DRAKE: Im back. Where are you? TO DAN: Go to mate result sixteen. I'll meet you there.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

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    illlpollPmmmm pmlllsllli

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    I enjoyed greatly.

    I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read, could not put it down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    better of 3 books

    Better because at least there is a little action but still the same old - same old.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    its good read

    !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Was alright

    Was nice to have the story finished, but felt the story was very predictable. I usually enjoy Nora Roberts very much but this series was just average to me.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Conclusion of the matter

    Great summer read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    Dee

    Sede

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    #3 in series

    This one was good, but just didn't have the punch of the first one in series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    Great series!

    This series of 3 books were great! The story lines had a great combination of suspense and love story. After I had finished one book I had to immediately buy the next one. I would highly recommend this series of books. Happy reading! :)

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Loved it!

    I have read a lot of her books and I have enjoyed them all!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    This book was awesome. I would highly recomend this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2002

    Dance Upon The Air

    Have just begun reading Nora Roberts. and do i ever love to find an Author with so many books to her name. That a easy good fun laughing and crying enjoyable books. Dance on the Air is about wife abuse and a brave woman who. travels across the country to get away after faking her death. from her abusive Spouse.

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    Posted July 20, 2011

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